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FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Innerkonsult: 12:53pm On Mar 21, 2019
FEDERAL Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Monday arraigned Fortless Global Concept Limited and Everyday Wine Shop and their representatives at the Federal High Court, Abuja on alleged tax evasion, obstruction of official duty and attack on staff of the FIRS on duty among other charges.

In the Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/48/2019, between the Federal Government of Nigeria (Complainant) and Fortless Global Concept Limited (also known as Fortless Supermarket and Stores and Chukwu Ejike (Defendants), the FIRS preferred a six-count charge bordering on tax evasion and assault on FIRS staff on duty on the defendants pursuant to Section 174 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended) and Section 47 of the FIRS Establishment Act No: 13, 2007.

Similarly, in the Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/47/2019, between the Federal Government of Nigeria (Complainant) and Everyday Wine Shop (also known as Everyday Wine Shop &Bar), Mbah Sunday and Epkeha Peter (Defendants), FIRS preferred a six-count charge also bordering on tax evasion and assault on FIRS staff on duty on the defendants pursuant to Section 174 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended) and Section 47 of the FIRS Establishment Act No: 13, 2007. Representatives of the two companies who are currently on administrative bail: Mbah Sunday and Epkeha Peter for Everyday Wine Shop and Chukwu Ejike for Fortless Global Concept pleaded not guilty to the charges. Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo of the Federal High Court 10, Abuja granted the application of the leader of FIRS prosecution counsel, James Binang and scheduled March 21, 2019, for the FIRS to prove the charges against the defendants. The Court also granted that the counsels should bring the defendants to Court on 21 March 21, 2019, for further hearing.

Some of the Charges against Everyday Wine Shop are:
“That you, Everyday Wine Shop (aka Everyday Wine Shop and Bar) 2. Mbah Sunday and 3. Epkeha Peter on or about the 24th day of January 2019 at the Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, being obliged to deduct and remit Value Added Tax (VAT) in the course of your business, conspired amongst yourselves to participate in Tax Evasion; and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 49(1) and (2) of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act, No: 13, 2007. “That you, Everyday Wine Shop (aka Everyday Wine Shop and Bar) 2. Mbah Sunday and 3. Epkeha Peter on or about the 24th day of January 2019 at the Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, being taxable persons conspired amongst yourselves to obstruct and assault authorised officers of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in the course of the performance of their official functions; of pasting Value Added Tax (VAT) Non-Compliance Notice on business premises of persons and individuals adjudged by the Service to be Non Tax Compliant; and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 49(1) and (2) of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act, No: 13, 2007. “That you, Everyday Wine Shop (aka Everyday Wine Shop and Bar) 2. Mbah Sunday and 3. Epkeha Peter on or about the 24th day of January 2019 at the Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, being taxable persons conspired amongst yourselves obstructed and assaulted Miss Funke A. Shodunke, an authorised officers of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in the course of the performance of their official functions; of pasting Value Added Tax (VAT) Non-Compliance Notice on business premises of persons and individuals adjudged by the Service to be Non Tax Compliant; and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 49(1) and (2) of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act, No: 13, 2007,” the Charges read.

Source: Tribuneonlineng

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by dominique(f): 8:28pm On Mar 21, 2019
It's important to pay taxes but in a country like this where most of the taxpayers money is squandered by the government, people are not motivated to pay. One day we'll get things right in this country

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Dalexicographer(m): 8:35pm On Mar 21, 2019
The small money dah you people didn't want to pay then has now turned to something huge... undecidedIon blame them though, the FIRS themselves are corrupt, I remember a few years ago when some billions of naira were found under their chairman's bed angry

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Nukilia: 8:35pm On Mar 21, 2019
When was the last time Buhari paid tax on his cows? grin grin grin

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by eleojo23: 8:35pm On Mar 21, 2019
dominique:
It's important to pay taxes but in a country like this where most of the taxpayers money is squandered by the government, people are not motivated to pay. One day we'll get things right in this country

True
People do not trust the government...

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Kendumazy(m): 8:35pm On Mar 21, 2019
Corruption has made people see tax as fund meant for our leaders to embezzle. Whose fault? Our government! Can buhari fix this mess? Time will tell.

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Offpoint1: 8:35pm On Mar 21, 2019
If you're reading this please pray for me.
Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by classicalbenson(m): 8:36pm On Mar 21, 2019
they wouldnt tell us the name of these companies because soon money go change hands....the witness of a rat is another rat
Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by mbahdi(m): 8:36pm On Mar 21, 2019
Ok
Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Hotzone(m): 8:37pm On Mar 21, 2019
This branch of revenue is really doing great but government has nothing to show for it

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by dahmie2013: 8:37pm On Mar 21, 2019
Rest in peace 2 those companies!

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by MEDICPATH(m): 8:37pm On Mar 21, 2019
Its a good habit to pay tax...as good citizens of the country ... But how much tax do tinubu pay...I think the middle class pay more than the elites

Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Nobody: 8:38pm On Mar 21, 2019
Ipod supporters and criminal activities. Na curse?

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Dalexicographer(m): 8:38pm On Mar 21, 2019
dahmie2013:
Rest in peace 2 those companies!
WTAF!!! grin���
Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Lanretoye(m): 8:39pm On Mar 21, 2019
If dem wan do this work wella, dem go arreign companies tire...tax evasion is a serious issue in this country and most of these companies don't even pay workers well.

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Num07033711115(m): 8:41pm On Mar 21, 2019
Tax tax tax wetin them dey use am do sef i no sabi
Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by midnighter(f): 8:43pm On Mar 21, 2019
does this have anything to do with those VAIDS billboards i used to see around? telling people they had until to such and such time to pay their taxes

I didnt even take it serious

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Jossy4luv1(m): 8:44pm On Mar 21, 2019
okay
Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Lovelife433(m): 8:45pm On Mar 21, 2019
Nukilia:
When was the last time Buhari paid tax on his cows? grin grin grin
u lack home training, is buhari ur mate? Eleribu omo.

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Zeinymira(f): 8:47pm On Mar 21, 2019
I hope one day we will get it right as a citizen and a government in this country
Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by bugggg: 8:50pm On Mar 21, 2019
Jagaban is a tax collector
MEDICPATH:
Its a good habit to pay tax...as good citizens of the country ... But how much tax do tinubu pay...I think the middle class pay more than the elites

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by okenwa2019: 8:52pm On Mar 21, 2019
Dalexicographer:
The small money dah you people didn't want to pay then has now turned to something huge... undecidedIon blame them though, the FIRS themselves are corrupt, I remember a few years ago when some billions of naira were found under their chairman's bed angry
.


You called it small money am sure your not running any business outlet or hve any company account only then you will understand what we pass through, we now do business with personal account.

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by zed7: 8:54pm On Mar 21, 2019
Going to jail for stubbornness. Even if you disagree with a government official, don't get violent or take laws into your hands because if e happen now, small thing go turn into big case.

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Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Nukilia: 9:46pm On Mar 21, 2019
Lovelife433:
u lack home training, is buhari ur mate? Eleribu omo.

And you sound like someone having home training grin grin grin
Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by goat22: 11:37pm On Mar 21, 2019
eleojo23:

True People do not trust the government...
Can I eat hot beans and not mess?
Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Rick9(m): 12:14am On Mar 22, 2019
Why should a company be evading tax, thats bad
Re: FIRS Arraigns Companies, 3 Others Over Tax Evasion And Assault On Staff by Rick9(m): 12:18am On Mar 22, 2019
Lanretoye:
If dem wan do this work wella, dem go arreign companies tire...tax evasion is a serious issue in this country and most of these companies don't even pay workers well.

And they make huge amount of revenue that if they pay their workers 6 figures it won't shake their income, e.g a secondary School pvt. Paying teachers 20k damn. The Exploitation of workers is too much,
This was exactly what Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels were complaining about

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